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  • 'Blackfish,' other animal documentaries move far beyond the cuddly

    'Blackfish,' other animal documentaries move far beyond the cuddly
    The new documentary "Blackfish" opens with footage of a killer whale and a human being beneath the water's surface. As their forms become entangled, it looks as if they are involved in some kind of struggle, and the moment grows increasingly ominous....
  • Critic's pick: 'Blackfish' makes case for leaving animals in the wild

    Critic's pick: 'Blackfish' makes case for leaving animals in the wild
    There is a kind of denial we cling to when it comes to wild creatures in captivity. As if the smiling, performing orcas of SeaWorld are content to trade freedom for fish and applause. "Blackfish," director Gabriela Cowperthwaite's excellent new...
  • SeaWorld exposť, 'Blackfish,' makes a splash ★★★

    SeaWorld exposé, 'Blackfish,' makes a splash ★★&#9733
    Tilikum, the orca at the center of the depressing documentary "Blackfish," has killed three humans and remains, relatively speaking, free — he's an ongoing attraction at SeaWorld Orlando, making the big splash that gets everybody wet. Anyone who has...
  • Protesters target Shedd Aquarium

    Protesters target Shedd Aquarium
    A group of protesters targeted the Shedd Aquarium today as part of a campaign in about a dozen countries to ask that whales and dolphins in captivity be released. The "Empty the Tanks" campaign today targeted aquariums in at least 10 U.S. cities,...
  • 'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot

    'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot
    “Finding Dory” may be undergoing a sea change as Pixar is taking a page from a little-seen whale documentary. The Walt Disney-owned animation studio is hard at work on "Finding Dory," a follow-up to the 2003 oceanic blockbuster "Finding...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Shamu show taking break next year

    SeaWorld Orlando: Shamu show taking break next year
    Shamu Stadium, home of SeaWorld Orlando's iconic killer-whale show, will be closed for about three months early next year while its main pool is repainted and the clear panels that separate the animals from the audience are replaced, theme-park...
  • Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite gets in deep with 'Blackfish'

     Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite gets in deep with 'Blackfish'
    Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite's riveting documentary "Blackfish" tells the story of Tilikum, an aggressive bull orca who has lived the last 30 years in captivity. The film's central debate circles around what exactly caused the whale's behavior...
  • Terrifying Video Shows Killer Whale Attacking SeaWorld Trainer

    Terrifying Video Shows Killer Whale Attacking SeaWorld Trainer
    SAN DIEGO -- A video revealing an incident between a killer whale and its trainer at SeaWorld was released Tuesday during the SeaWorld v US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis trial. It happened in November 2006. Trainer Kenneth Peters, 39, was bitten and...
  • CNN Films buys documentary about SeaWorld trainer’s death

     
    Have you heard of “Blackfish”? Don't worry. You're going to hear a lot more about the documentary†about killer whales in captivity and the 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau. She was killed by the 6-ton whale Tilikum, who...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Offer lets kids eat for free at Dine With Shamu

     
    A new SeaWorld Orlando offer allows kids to eat for free at Dine With Shamu, a behind-the-scenes attraction at the theme park. For each paying adult, one child (ages 3-9) will eat for free under the offer, which is valid through Dec. 31, 2012.† The...
  • Review: New Shamu show at SeaWorld San Diego debuts without trainers in the water

    Review: New Shamu show at SeaWorld San Diego debuts without trainers in the water
    For the first time in more than four decades, a new Shamu show premiered Saturday at SeaWorld San Diego without animal trainers performing stunts in the water with the marine park's iconic killer whales. Photos: "One Ocean" killer whale show at Sea World...
  • New Shamu show won't allow SeaWorld trainers in the water with killer whales

    New Shamu show won't allow SeaWorld trainers in the water with killer whales
    SeaWorld trainers won't return to "water work" with killer whales in the new 2011 Shamu show after the death of an animal trainer forced a complete reworking of the marine park's signature attraction, SeaWorld officials said. "One Ocean" will replace the...